SYNCHESTRA SILVER REFERENCE Interconnect
Luminous Audio Technology Silver Reference
SILVER REFERENCE began as a never-ending pursuit of perfection. With the development of the Synchestra Reference we found an open and dynamic cable unlike any other we had heard. When Eichmann released the new pure silver bullet we experienced the proverbial "lightbulb" effect and determined we could expand on the original 4/9’s silver Synchestra. We have had the purity increased to a level in excess of certified 5/9’s and incorporated these wonderful milled silver plugs. Eichmann Technologies of Australia is simply manufacturing the most amazing RCA plug on the market. This beautifully engineered termination "bends the rules" of ordinary RCA plug design and establishes the neutral performance of the Reference. Initial audition and continuing evaluation of the revolutionary connector showed that this unique termination was a must for a reference interconnect in our product line.
The Bullet Plug adjusts to any RCA socket, providing a firm, secure fit that is easy to disconnect and leaves no marks on the socket when removed. Formed of precision- cast, aerospace-grade polymer, the connector shell encloses milled 4/9’s pure silver contact pins. The pin material provides up to 320% greater conductivity than standard brass pins found in most RCA plugs.
As RCA plugs vary, so do insulation materials. While our very successful Synchestra is jacketed with silicone, exhaustive listening tests concluded that the bare-conductor Reference prototypes sounded better with no jacketing. This improved cable response, but also increased the possibility of damage to the ultra-high quality 22 -gauge pure 5/9s (99.9997) silver conductors. The solution was a "magic" jacket of highly inert fine-mesh fiberglass cloth, a material extremely low in capacitance. Only a cushion of air insulates the jacket from the conductors, a solution rivaling no jacket at all.
Carried over from the Synchestra to the Silver Reference is the virgin teflon mil-spec insulation on the copper conductors. Applied immediately following forming of the wire, the coating prevents oxygen permeation of the silver and provides the cleanest path for the audio signal. Listening tests have conclusively revealed that the non-jacketed conductors, combined with the silver Bullet Plugs®, provides a more detailed and dynamic interconnect than we previously have offered.
The Silver Reference is, however, more susceptible to mishandling without a jacket of synthetic material surrounding the conductors. Do not bend the interconnect at 90 degrees or greater, do use the plug body to remove the interconnect from RCA jacks instead of pulling on the fiberglass jacket, and minimize twisting of the plugs when inserting or removing from components.
The sonic merits of the Silver Reference will provide a lifetime of listening enjoyment.
A balanced XLR version of the Synchestra and Synchestra Signature is available.